Jigawa Senator vows not to support impeachment moves against Buhari, Lawan
As opposition Peoples Democratic Party Senators vented anger on Wednesday which preceded impeachment threats handed down to President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator representing Jigawa North West Senatorial district, Danladi Sankara, Saturday said he would neither support the removal of Buhari nor Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan.
Sankara, an All Progressives Congress (APC) made his stand known concerning reports that some APC Senators were also on the same page with opposition ones.
In a statement by Senator Sankara which was made available to journalists, the lawmaker revealed that plans were afoot to down the Senate President in order to pave way for the impeachment of Buhari, given that Lawan may not allow impeachment plot to see the light of the day when lawmakers resume session in September.
The lawmaker, who is the Senate Committee Chairman on Information and National Orientation dissociated himself, saying that the report linking him with those behind the plot was not true and he categorically opined that he would not do that for any reason.
“I dissociated myself from the alleged plot by some Senators to impeach the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan.
“The report linking me with the plot by certain online publications to impeach the Senate President is not true and let it be known to everyone that at no time was I consulted or co-opted into such a plan by the eleven other Senators allegedly masterminding the plot.”
He maintained that the report was a figment of imagination of those behind it.
The lawmaker insisted that he was present on Tuesday and Wednesday during plenaries and neither any member of the opposition or the ruling party approached him with impeachment plot, adding that if such had happened, he wouldn’t have consented.
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